Fancy yourself a mighty fine home brewer? Enter your best brew in the KD aLe first ever home brewer’s competition, “Book-Inspired Brewing!”
Kent District Library, in collaboration with Gravel Bottom Brewing, is calling on home brewers to enter this unique competition; creating a beer inspired by your favorite title or author. The winning beer will be brewed in a professional brewery, Gravel Bottom Brewing, to be released at the KD aLe Wrap Up Party on February 24. The winner’s name will be engraved on the KD aLe homebrew trophy and the top three finalists will receive a home brewer’s prize basket.
Need some brewing inspiration? Check out these book/brew combos.
Gone Girl Coffee Stout – Dark and caffeinated, this stout, like the book, will keep you up all night. Just like Amy, this beer is smooth, controlled and will leave you wishing for a little bit more.
Catcher in the Rye Beer – It takes a special beer to match the dryness of Holden Caulfield. Bitter and crisp on the tongue, this brew mimes the acerbic style of the teenage protagonist. Not for phonies!
Alice’s Adventures in Weizenbier – Golden as the shiny haired troublemaker, this beer has a malty sweetness and an unsuspecting hint of banana. Curiousier and curiousier, this beer throws flavors at you faster than the White Rabbit runs. Don’t be late trying this brew!
Or take inspiration from your favorite author:
Poe Stout – A dark and bitter brew guaranteed to put you on edge.
Kinsella Cider – Light and bubbly, crisp and sweet, this cider is best shared with friends and over good stories.
For the full list of dates, rules and restrictions, visit our KD aLe page.
Cheers and good luck!